Category Archives: Breasts in the News

This can be any news about breast, including health, prevention, off the cuff news and more.

Mila Kunis Says Her Breasts Have Gotten WAY Bigger with Pregnancy

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So, does this happen to all women when they get pregnant or only a lucky few?  The term “lucky” being used for women who don’t already feel burdened by large breasts before they get pregnant of course :)

Well, most women do put on weight locally in their breasts when they get pregnant. And a lot of it. Ms. Kunis said in a recent interview that her breasts have pretty much tripled in size. The former petite beauty is now a C cup and is loving it.

It’s a fun time to “play” with having larger breasts when other enlarged areas of the body that typically balloon with pregnancy aren’t so fun to deal with.  A lot of women miss this part of being pregnant – and I’ve seen a lot of my female friends lament that days when their breasts were full during this time, and unfortunately the aftermath is often when they have the baby, the breasts tend to “deflate”, especially if a new mom chooses to breast feed.

It’s kind of a double edged sword to most new moms. You don’t want to be “vain” but the truth is it’s fun to have those fuller breasts you enjoyed while pregnant and before nursing!

It’s your bodys way of preparing itself for nursing infants.  The breasts naturally engorge during pregnancy and stay engorged unless the mother doesn’t nurse when the child is born. This part can be painful. Breasts become tender because the tissue has expanded so rapidly and they are getting used to having all that extra weight on their chest.

But it’s undeniably fun to play with the look while you have it.  Dress it up, wear something that shows a lot of cleavage!  It’s all natural breast tissue, so they’re never going to look that great even if you had gotten breast implants, so have some fun with it while it lasts!

Are Genetics the “All Determining” Factor in Whether you Get Cancer?

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Unfortunately, our genes that we are born with and have no choice on, can really put a damper on life. However, there is more and more research that shows we do indeed have more control over our destinies than we thought we did if we have deadly diseases that happen to run in our family.

We are blessed to live in an age where nutritional and health science has come along in leaps and bounds in terms of what can be done to promote a long and disease free life.

There are of course always cases where a person lives the healthiest, cleanest lifestyle they can and they still are subjected to the whims of their genetics. Genetics is definitely a strong determining factor in many different diseases, including cancer (especially breast cancer, in the female side of the family). However, it is no longer just an automatic given that certain people with genetic predispositions will definitely get a certain disease.

What’s the answer?

Well diet is absolutely one of the first factors that need to be addressed. I find it so confounding how modern medicine still tends to not place a lot of emphasis in the role of diet and disease.  You are definitely “what you eat”, and you can see this ideology at work in your own life. Think about the times you’ve really been eating poorly. Does it now show in your skin, your hair, your weight, your energy levels and overall feelings of power and health?  YES!

That means that the food you eat have a powerful effect on how you feel and how you looks, and ultimately how you live your life out.  It has a lot to do with what goes on internally in your body as well, and this includes the development of cancerous cells.  Many foods are great cancer fighting agents in that they scavenge for the free radical cells that tend to kill off and mutate healthy cells, creating a cancerous environment.

Probiotics are proving to be a potent weapon against disease and also a powerful immune booster. When your immune system is in top shape, your body tends to follow.  Probiotics not only help to have a clean, smooth elimination experience, but they also have a huge trickle down effect on the body’s other organs and immune cells.

Exercising regularly is a weapon against disease in general. Exercise elevates endorphins, reduces stress hormones, and reduces fat cells, which can harbor cancer cells due to their estrogenic activity (breast cancer most notably), and also can promote things like heart disease and stroke.

Some studies have even shown that upper body strength, which is pretty much directly correlated to working out unless you have a heavy lifting job, is correlated heavily to a longer life.  There are just too many studies on the subject of exercise and longevity, and the positive relationship between the two, to ignore the importance of physical activity in not only cancer prevention, but also in general disease prevention.

Women Dying for Bigger breasts, Bigger Butts?

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I’ve read one too many stories where women are sacrificing their lives for the purpose of vanity.  Most of the time, these women, often young and impressionable, are visiting unlicensed and unscrupulous “doctors” or they are even taking matters into their own hands and trying to do a home job which of course never ends well either.

One woman was arrested when she was busted for giving women butt injections with non-medical grade silicone.  Another man was arrested after he botched butt jobs and boob jobs and was found to be a total fraud.  These frauds often reel women (and men) in with ridiculously low prices in the promise of them attaining their physical beauty goals.

The saying that if it’s too good to be true it probably is goes extremely double for cases where people are getting plastic surgery at bargain basement prices. Surgery is surgery and it’s always extremely serious when your body is being cut into by a scalpel, or if anything if being inserted or injected in the same of enhancing a body part.

A recent story has a woman in Argentina tragically dying when she tried to enhance her own breast by injection vaseline into them.  The problem with injections like this isn’t even so much the toxicity of what is being injected, but the fact that the injections can cause bubbles and embolisms in the blood stream.

These people who are getting direct injections of materials are risking their lives because these bubbles can cause blood clots and embolisms anywhere in the body, and result in an almost immediate death when they do.

The Argentina case was a  little different in that it took weeks for the woman to start having health issues.  She was admitted to a hospital for trouble breathing and eventually fessed up to injecting her breasts with the gooey substance.

The material had traveled to her lungs where it formed a blockage to one of her main arteries, which caused her eventually to die. Very tragic.

 

Famous “Breast Makeunders”

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You’ve heard of the beauty “makeunder” before. It’s where a subject, typically a woman since women are the most notorious for wearing makeup and overdoing it sometimes with too much “stuff” allover the place or a garish fashion sense, are made under. In other words, they take away a lot of the piles of makeup, the loud or obnoxious clothes and perhaps the overdone hair and make a woman look more natural. Still beautiful – just more natural and more understated.

I’m a fan of the makeunder, because it really kind of reflects my personal style.  I’m pretty mellow when it comes to clothing choices, makeup application (don’t get me wrong, I love my makeup!) and my choices as far as what I should tastefully show in cleavage, things like that.  There are many stars who have benefitted from makeunders, but there are a few notable stars who look 100 times hotter who have undergone “breast makeunders”.

A breast makeunder is where you get ridiculously large, often centrally displayed, breast implants removed or downsized. The effect is not only way more comfortable for the subject since very large breasts can not only be an unwelcome call for unwanted attention, but they can also really be burden to physically carry around. They often result in backaches, neck pain and discomfort due to their naturally hard or tight feeling.

Demi Moore, who is mostly known for her never endingly youthful look even though she is now in her fifties, was more known for her larger than life breast implants back around the time her career hit its stride and she starred in movies like Strip Tease.  Moore looked good still, but the implants, when you go back and watch that movie, were way too big for her tiny frame and they just looked uncomfortable.

Flash forward several years and her career was back in full swing with an appearance in her bathing suit in the Charlies Angels movie, and her romance with Ashton Kutcher was in full bloom.  She had downsized or had them removed. Most likely downsized them though, and she looked absolutely fabulous, more natural and more – just comfortable in her own skin.

Victoria Beckham is another breast makeunder. Her huge, hard looking implants were really just not all that great looking, and she’s a beautiful woman.  They looked overdone and tacky, and she’s a woman who is known for her edgy, yet classic fashion sense so that large, hard looking implants seemd totally out of synch with who she was.

Now she has either had them removed (it does look like this was a total removal in her case) or downsized, and she couldn’t look more beautiful. She’s got a gorgeous little baby girl, and her downsizing seems to have somewhat coincided with her either getting pregnant with the little girl or with her having her. Either way, bravo to her for getting them out. She looks amazing and her makeunder is the best thing she’s ever done.

Pamela Anderson, perhaps the best known for her huge implants and extremely sexy style, has done a notorious makeunder over the last year or so. And she is GOR-GEOUS.  The piles of makeup are now gone and she’s letting her natural beauty shine through. She really is a gorgeous woman.  She also appears to have either removed or downsized her implants for one of the more notorious makeunders and she looks positively glowing and vibrant – and not coincidentally – years younger!

See, sometimes overdoing it makes you look OLDER.  I know it seems like a bit of an oxymoron, but putting too much on or dressing too “young” can really have the opposite desired effect which is that it actually makes you look older. We could all learn a lesson or two from these women’s moves.   They all look really fabulous – and more gorgeous than ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Will Obamacare Help Your Breast Health?

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With all the controversy surrounding Obamacare, it’s important to note a few things that are beneficial to women.  The one good thing about this new law, which is not going away no matter how much some people want it to, is that it is pretty friendly toward women’s health. As it should be. After all, where would the world be without us?

We are the mothers, we are the baby birthers, we are the caregivers in many cases, and we are the gentler hearts and less aggressive of the human species. Ok, ok so I guess I’m giving myself away that I’m a bit partial. After all, I am a woman!

In the past, one thing that really used to irk me was that I had to go every single month to get my low dose birth control pill, while my husband could have any prescription filled a few months at a time.

Well, one of the earlier changes was that birth control pills were allowed to be dispensed three months at a time. This greatly helps not only with the convenience factor for women and accessibility, but also it cuts down on the likelihood of an unplanned pregnancy due to not being able to get to the drugstore on time for a  refill.

With Obamacare, not only can I still fill my birth control three months at a time, but I can also get them for free. That’s right, I don’t have to pay a dime. And not only is this good for me and my personal life, but it’s also good for the healthcare system because with less unplanned pregnancies, it burdens the system less. Also, it doesn’t force women to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

Another health benefit for women and for breast health is that women are supposed to be entitled to a free physical examination every year under Obamacare. This could mean a lot of prevention in the way of female-specific cancers such as breast cancer and cervical cancer among others, depending on what types of screenings are covered.  So far, mammograms are supposed to be covered for women who are fifty and over. I think this is a good cutoff.

I actually personally feel that earlier than that may be unnecessary. But that’s my opinion. Plus, the less you expose your breasts to the radiation of a mammogram, the better, so the later age should be fine since women are more likely to get breast cancer during these later stages of life anyway.

Mammograms would be free of charge. So would colonoscopies, which is another major concern for people as they age, no matter what sex they are.  These could be two huge savings for both men and women.

Just the physical exam every year could help combat and prevent a number of female specific health issues.  Plus, it’s a nice way to get that yearly “education” on how you should be taking care of yourself and what types of screenings you should be keeping in mind for years to come.

So see, Obamacare definitely has some advantages. Now, we’ll see how it really affects our insurance premiums in the future if we work and have our employers pay a significant portion of our insurance premiums every year. I know that mine have been raised already through my employer. Plus I will start to be taxed on the amount my employer pays for my benefits which pretty much stinks, but I guess if it’s for the greater good, and my family somehow benefits in the long run, I’m ok with that.